Team Leader, Pharmaceutical Film Coatings - 2023 - 0674

at Ashland Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, GP

Pharmaceutical Coating Technical Leader, Wilmington, DE

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?

Are you always solving?

Then wed like to meet you, and we bet youd like to meet us.

Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Pharmaceutical Coating Technical Leader to join our Life Sciences business at our Wilmington Research Center in Delaware. This position will report to the Global OSD Leader.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage pharmaceutical film coating technical service and new product development team
  • Develop innovative Aquarius Film Coating systems to address the unmet needs in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries.
  • Visit customers to expand opportunities for Aquarius products, resolve customer technical and scale up issues and provide appropriate technical seminars supporting commercial initiatives.
  • Experienced in developing oral solid dose products, manufacturing, scale-up, including an operational understanding of wet and dry granulation equipment, hot melt extrusion, spray drying, tablet presses, encapsulation, film coating etc.
  • Lead, design, and execute research activities, technical presentations, posters, and papers for internal and external customers at customer sites, scientific conferences, and trade shows.
  • Actively contribute to the organizational goals by taking initiative, executing goals and focusing on performance and safety
  • Train and work with junior scientists and technicians
  • Partner with Aquarius Pharmaceutical Coating business Leader to innovate and grow business.

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, chemical engineering, chemistry, or similar.
  • 5-10 years prior experience in the pharmaceutical industry or similar.
  • Fundamental understanding of pharmaceutical product development and Hands-on experience with oral solid dosage forms and polymer technologies.
  • Demonstrated hand-on expertise in tablet coating.
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills to share development work within the organization and with customers.
  • Proven successful experience in leading a small group of direct reports
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to travel occasionally (about 20%) for customer meetings or plant trials.
  • Be authorized to work in the United States

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • Demonstrated experience working within multicultural and multifunction environment.
  • Strong written, oral presentation, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of Design of Experiments (DOE), Microsoft Office Suite, and statistical

Perks of working at Ashland:

  • Team recognition rewards, sponsored lunches, and monetary incentives based on
  • performance
  • Comprehensive Benefit package, Medical, Dental, and Vision starting on Day 1 for you AND your family
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Interesting problems to solve/work to do


Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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Job Posting: 1220198

Posted On: Dec 07, 2023

Updated On: Jan 06, 2024

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